5 Mistakes Graduates Are Making That’s Denying Them Success

You may have heard about several common mistakes graduates make after
graduation from the university, but you should take this seriously.
There are several mistakes you can make in life that can be easily
recovered, but the ones I am about pointing out are determinant to your
success in life, so it should be avoided or remedied on time.

are in a country where everything is increasingly difficult to achieve.
This means that you would have to put in extra work and all before you
can even get a reasonable job in the country. 

There are moves that jeopardize your chances of reaching the heights you
projected for yourself while still at school. Those silly moves are the
mistakes that most young graduates do immediately they come out of

These are the common mistakes some graduates make after graduation:

Waiting for Destiny Helpers to give you a Job 
Do you remember those guys who told us to give them a call immediately we graduate from school so that they can give us a job?

has shown that 90% of them don’t pick up their calls again when you
finally graduate and call them. Most times, the ones who finally help us
are those whom we never gave a thought about till things became
extremely difficult – but that is by the way tho.

Wasting away
time at home waiting for them to give you that promised job is not
wisdom in the slightest. So if you are in that category, do well to
think about the second point and implement it.

Submitting Job Applications without Self-improvement 
times you might have spent a year waiting for a job, but yet you added
no single VALUE to yourself. That isn’t wisdom and you have wasted a
whole year of your life achieving nothing!

There are ways to
improve yourself and value like I explained here; it involves adding
much value to yourself. There are several ways you can do that, but one
of the major ways is to; “Get a Skill”.

When you get a skill, you
can easily add them up to your CV and become someone of great value.
When your value is on the high side, you become a wanted commodity –
which would help you financially.

Taking up just any Job
am not trying to sound like a naysayer, but this is one of the common
mistakes graduates make after graduation and they don’t get a job. The
truth is that the moment you have gotten frustrated to a point, instead
of improving their value and getting the right job for themselves, they
look for the easy way out by taking up any job.

It is a general
myth that employers want those with “Experience”, but this isn’t always
true. Employers are on the lookout for those who have the right skill
set and high productivity. So no matter how small you have started, it
doesn’t guarantee you a better job in the near future if you don’t have
the skills that employers are looking for.

Keeping your Job Search to yourself
around you should know that you are searching for a job. But before you
tell people, be ready to answer the questions “What can you do?”

of the common mistakes graduates make is to answer “Anything” to the
above question. Nobody would take you seriously because you are meant to
be a professional and not a “Jack of all Trade”

Know what you
are trained for and become a professional at it. If your field of study
isn’t a lucrative one with lots of opportunities, then you can switch to
the ICT field – it has lots of opportunities for everyone with or
without experience.

Depending on your University Certificate
on your university certificate is one of the mistakes graduates make
when they leave school. Regardless of your CGPA, nobody would give you a
job for coming out with an excellent result – except on rare occasions.

The following factors can give you a good job;

Skills in high demand
Professional Certifications
Interview performance

*As shared by Top Writers


Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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